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Iori Japanese Restaurant

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41 East Row, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 2 6257 2334
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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Bunbury, Australia
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78 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We regularly went to Iori when we lived in Canberra until 10 years ago. Visiting recently for a week we were happy to see that it was still operating and basically unchanged. We walked in without a booking at 12 midday when it opened and 10 minutes later most tables were occupied. The décor is not fancy but the staff... More 

1 Thank Neil E
Hong Kong, China
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Terrible foods and why this restaurant will be recommended? But the service was good. One star for service

Thank ICHIRO11
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30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

I feel for you Canberra, this is your top ranking Japanese food? The place looks the part but the food fail to reach any decency. We spent almost $100 on three dishes plus drinks for the two of us: 1) Aburi sushi - which was so over seasoned I felt sad for the fish. The whole point was for the... More 

1 Thank Joe__123C
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Monday night in Canberra is not easy, they tell me. Iori didn't make it easier. Poor service in many ways: a waiter who didn't listen properly, waiters who didn't keep their eyes open, patchy food. There were five of us, and we ordered the chi dori, four little dishes as a starter. The waiter brought only one for all to... More 

Thank RivkahMelbourne
Canberra, Australia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Tucked away in the bus interchange. Doesn't have any outside appeal at all. I wouldn't have tried it had my nephew not suggested it to me. The decor is worn out but somehow adds to the vibe which is cool. Food was devine. Our waitress helped us with the menu. Was grateful she did as we had no idea. Presentation... More 

1 Thank Lelag4
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere of Iori is nice and comfortable. Servings are generous and good value. Food was delicious!

1 Thank R K
Canberra, Australia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Visits the place on a recommendation from a friend a few years back. Him saying it was the "best Japanese in Canberra". It was pretty good too. Last night though was disappointing to say the least. Food was dry, flavorless, and arrived at the table mildly warm in less than 2 minutes of ordering, which had me asking weather it... More 

Thank Merrick_Go_Round
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Love love love this Japanese located in the heart of Canberra. Great food great service. I deducted points because I love wasabi and don't understand why you have to pay extra when asking for more.

Thank TessP22
Perth, Australia
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Upon entering it had an ambient, relaxed atmosphere which was what we wanted after a busy day. Then came the food. Seriously, the wagyu beef is top shelf. Also, the dragon roll for starters was out of this world. To top it off, the chef personally came to our table- I asked him how he made the wagyu so succulent,... More 

Thank Ax0nJax0n
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is my place of choice whenever anyone asks for suggestions for places to eat. It's little and hidden but it's 10/10 every time I go. The food is delicious, the service is fantastic and the presentation, atmosphere and cleanliness is perfect. I can never fault it.

Thank Dima I

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 East Row, Canberra 2601, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6257 2334

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?